MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive78.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 19 '17 at 16:44
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 449
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 707
MC Mixed 674
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 180
Parallax 197
63% 194 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 193
Splatting 127
69% 159 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
78.6% Very good
Read 463
Write 300
Mixed 258
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 19
105% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 48.5
90% 181 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 114
Write 117
Mixed 118
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.21
99% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 86%
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB-$6
5GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
7.74% Terrible
Read 23.8
Write 12
Mixed 13.1
19% 16.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.87
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.006
26% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.74%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.4% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 23.8
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 5,339 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,137
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